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US shooter identified as 28-year-old veteran named Ian David Long

CALIFORNIA: The gunman who killed 12 people in a crowded California country music bar has been identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long, a former Marine, the local sheriff said Thursday. The suspect, who was armed with a .45-caliber handgun, was found deceased at the Borderline Bar and Grill, the scene of the shooting in the city of Thousand Oaks northwest of downtown Los Angeles. "We believe he shot himself," Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said. "We have had several contacts with Mr. Long over the years, minor…

Apparent false ‘active shooter’ alarm shutters US air base

CHICAGO: A report of an active shooter briefly shut down a US Air Force base on Thursday in the state of Ohio, before police gave the all-clear signal in what was potentially a false alarm. The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said the report of an active shooter came at 12:40 pm (1640 GMT). The all-clear signal for most of the base was sent out less than two hours later, a base spokeswoman told AFP. Emergency personnel "responded to a reported active shooter incident at the base hospital," spokeswoman Laura McGowan…

Air Force error helped Texas church shooter buy guns

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, USA: The man who carried out one of the deadliest U.S. mass shootings was able to buy guns legally because a prior domestic violence conviction while he was in the Air Force was never put into an FBI database used in background checks, officials said. Devin Kelley, the gunman in Sunday’s massacre at a church in rural southeastern Texas, was convicted by court-martial of assaulting his first wife and stepson while serving in the U.S. Air Force in 2012, according to the Pentagon. Authorities put the…

Las Vegas gunman’s girlfriend has ‘clean conscience’ – brother tells media

LAS VEGAS: Investigators probing the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert planned to interview the gunman’s girlfriend on Wednesday, a day after she returned to the United States from the Philippines, while her relatives told media she had not known of his plan. Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old retiree, killed himself moments before police stormed the hotel suite from which he unleashed Sunday night’s attack. Paddock, who killed 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, left no clear clues as to his…

A day after a massacre, Vegas is not quite Vegas

LAS VEGAS: The slot machines were still ringing and the drinks still flowing but the party didn’t feel quite the same along the world-famous Las Vegas Strip on Monday evening, 24 hours after a gunman staged the bloodiest shooting in modern U.S. history. The somber mood was especially pronounced at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where police say a retiree with an arsenal of assault rifles rained hundreds of bullets into a crowd of concert-goers below his room, killing at least 59 and injuring more than 500. A hush…

Brutal shooter Ruiner coming to Xbox One

Reikon Games has announced the brutal action shooter Ruiner is coming out on September 26 on Xbox One and Windows 10 with Xbox Play Anywhere support. Magdalena Tomkowicz, Narrative Director, made the announcement in blog post also dug a little bit deeper into the quirks and subtleties of the game and said the game play is mostly fast-paced and brutal combat. However, it varies depending on the player’s approach, the many deadly tools at their disposal and that they can develop different play styles depending on the…

Quebec City mosque shooter makes second court appearance

QUEBEC CITY, Canada: The man accused in a Quebec City mosque shooting that left six people dead made a brief second court appearance on Tuesday under heavy security. The hearing to officially hand over evidence in the case to the defense and to set a date for a bail hearing lasted only two minutes. The defense also asked for and was granted a publication ban on future proceedings. Read More: Student charged with murder in Canada mosque attack Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, faces six counts of murder and five…

US arrests wife of Orlando nightclub shooter

SAN FRANCISCO: US authorities have arrested the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub last year, a massacre that intensified fears about attacks against Americans inspired by the Islamic State, the US attorney general said on Monday. The arrest of Noor Salman came seven months after her husband Omar Mateen went on the rampage and was killed by police while holed up in the Florida club. "Certainly I can confirm that an arrest did occur in this case," Attorney General Loretta Lynch told MSNBC…